• Calhan public works director quits amid water investigation

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Calhan public works director Greg Maggard submitted his letter of resignation Thursday, the town clerk confirmed. "Thank you for the opportunities for professional and personal development," Maggard's letter says. "I have enjoyed working for the town of Calhan and appreciate the...

  • Colorado Springs potholes a big topic at councilman's first town hall

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    They may represent only a sliver of Colorado Springs residents, but the 20 or so civic-minded citizens who attended Thursday evening's town hall all agreed on one thing. They want a higher property tax, not a sales tax, to tackle the city's $1.2 billion infrastructure backlog. Most...

  • Justice Department eyes voting reforms for American Indians

    The Associated Press
    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking legislation that would require state and local election officials to work with American Indian tribes to locate at least one polling place on or near each tribe's land. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the changes are...

  • Hickenlooper calls Jeffco snub a 'partisan' move

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    LAKEWOOD - Gov. John Hickenlooper fired back at a perceived snub from Jefferson County Schools on Wednesday after two high schools refused to let him hold a bill-signing ceremony on school property. "The last time I was at Lakewood High School, Katy Perry was there and somehow she...

  • Colorado to spend $1.2 million for wildfire prediction system

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    DENVER - Colorado will spend $1.2 million over the next two years on a "revolutionary" fire prediction system that uses atmospheric weather data to predict the behavior of wildfires up to 18 hours in advance. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1129 on Wednesday afternoon at a...

  • Video replay: Springs mayor-elect John Suthers, council president Merv Bennett discuss council-mayor relations

    The Gazette
    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Colorado Springs mayor-elect John Suthers and new City Council President Merv Bennett were in-studio Wednesday to discuss council-mayor relations and plans for the first few months of the new administration. Tuesday night, Suthers became the mayor- elect of Colorado...

  • Colorado Springs Forward waiting to make key hire

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Colorado Springs Forward has stalled its search for a CEO until the new mayor and City Council have had time to set a direction for the city, the group announced Tuesday. "The group will remain very active, but we will wait to hire our next CEO based on the direction determined over...

  • Side Streets: Next-door neighbors warily watch landslide, wonder why taxpayers won't fund improvements

    Bill Vogrin
    Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    It's been a stressful week for next-door neighbors Monika Buckley and Doris Munson in Rockrimmon as they've kept one eye on the skies, watching for rain, and the other on the growing landslide out their back doors. You may remember their story from last week. Three days of torrential...

  • 7 things you might not know about Makepeace and Suthers

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    With the Colorado Springs mayoral election all but decided, here are seven things you might not know about candidates John Suthers and Mary Lou Makepeace: - Mayor-elect Suthers wears Wranglers to casual events. - Makepeace is a "soccer grandma" who raises her 10-year-old grandson....

  • John Suthers to be next Colorado Springs mayor

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    ELECTION DAY Non-registered voters who want to participate in the Colorado Springs mayoral runoff election can register and obtain a ballot on election day at the City Clerk's office, 30 S. Nevada Ave. The clerk's office also has replacement ballots. For a complete list of ballot...

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